Hey guys!

Today started off really crazy! I’m ending my night on the couch as I write this, completely exhausted. Last night, I went to my girlfriends house for dinner, and ended up passing out on her couch while we were watching “Trouble with the Curve”. Good, cute movie, but my eyes apparently could not stay open. I woke up at 2:00 am completely confused. LOL. I had to work in the morning, so I had to get home, plus, there’s nothing like your own bed, you know? So, i grabbed willy and we drove home to get in a few more hours of sleep.

In true Paula fashion…If you know me, than you wouldn’t be surprised, I was up and full of energy at 5:30 a.m.

Now, writing that, makes me feel like a crazy lady. God forbid I sleep in. Geez. It was like someone lit a rocket on my ass. You wouldn’t guess what the hell I was doing that early……… I literally built a gym in my upstairs bedroom.My neighbors probably want to kill me. I was being a loud mess. Oops. Sorry boos:)

Ok, so…Where you see the dressers, is where my bed was (which was a BITCH to move) yup, took the whole thing apart. Lots of noise happening there.

 

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The dressers were on the other side of the room, and SUPER heavy, so, I had to take out all the drawers, move the dressers to the other side, and put all the drawers back in. I was like a machine this morning! Please don’t even look at those hideous blinds…embarrassing. They are coming off soon. Ughh

 

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I pretty much already had most of this equiptment, except for those super dope black gym floor. You wouldn’t believe me when I tell you I got it at ROSS for $16.99. Hello! It was eggggzactly what I was looking for. And you know those places… It’s hit or miss. So I was stoked! I couldn’t wait to get home and actually use it tonight!  My energy craze lasted 2 1/2 hours, and I had had enough! I was ready for breakfast.

 

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The Vitamix has been great!! I’ve been making Green drinks every morning. It just really feels good to start my doy with something so clean.

TODAYS GREEN DRINK:

4 dino kale leaves

2 tbsp low fat cottage cheese

1 scoop vanilla protein powder by Collagen Sport

1 cup unsweetened flax milk. (avail. at whole foods)

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

1 packet of stevia

1 tsp PB2

5 ice cubes

A pinch of bee pollen

I’ve also been into making fresh OJ. (I mean, not allll the time, too much sugar) & in my house, nothing goes to waste, you see, so I saved the rinds for maybe making some infused vodka or something. They’re sittin in the fridge, I gotta figure it out soon. This smoothie was  my breakfast, actually, quite filling. of course, after the fiasco this morning upstairs, I was also dying for a coffee! So I had an espresso (double shot) with almond milk:)

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I thought that I was gonna be totally late to work today, but I was certainly pleasantly surprised to see, pretty much, no cars on the road. I guess people are still outta town or something. The worst part is…I get there almost even early, I check the books, and I have 1 client. ONE freakin client!!!! Can you believe?! So pissed. I figured the salon would be slower today, but c’mon. The good part was, that i got to go get cozy at starbucks, enjoy a skinny peppermint mocha, and blog for a while.

Had lunch around 2. Kinda late for me, but whateves. I was gettin my starbeeez on!

Lunch today was really clean and ummmm sooo good! It looks like roadkill, yes, I know, but everything about it was sooo RIGHT!

 

Mixed swiss chard

Romaine leaves

Shredded, stewed chicken breast in broth(recipe coming soon)

Leftover roasted kabocha squash

A little siracha

salt and pepper.

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Today dragged, and dragged, and dragged…… I just wanted to get home and try the baby gym out! I got home a little bit early, with no traffic, it was terrific. I quickly put on my warm running clothes and took off wit willy for a one mile warm-up

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Then jumped sound, a with a mix of weightl lifting, a bit of dancing and some planks. I wore my heart transmitter and Polar warch to keep track of what I achieved during the workout. An extra 300 calories off my 3250 calorie burn weekly target. yeayyyyy. So far this week, 950 cals burned. Starting the NEW YEAR off right!:)

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Dinner was a delicious Protein Plate Egg salad

  • Mostly egg whites
  • Sauteed with chopped swiss chard
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Topped with a sprinkle of goat cheese
  • and raw pumpkin seeds.
  • A bit of siracha

It was the perfect dinner. Not too big, not too much.

The perfect balance of fats, proteins, and greens!

These types of meals, are what we should enjoy every night for dinner for 2013. CLEAN MEALS. I’m not saying that It absolutely HAS to be exactly this, but something like this. Well balanced, clean, and especially if your 2013 resolution is to get fit, then you need all this protein!

It was sooo good!

 

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After dinner, of course I wanted something sweet, so I munched on a World’s Healthiest Cookie that I had I the fridge, and a handful of walnuts & mulberries. I had a little couch potato moment, and enjoyed my new Bon Apetite that arrived in the mail. I still totally LOVE receiving magazines in the mail. I get excited to check everyday, like a kid on christmas day. Such a dork.

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Now, no joke, I’m tirrrrrrred! Headed to bed babes, hope you enjoy a fabulous day tomorrow! XO, P

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

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